Sunday 18 February 2018

#BlogTour for All her Starry Fates

Welcome to my blog as the final stop on the blog tour for All her Starry Fates. Thank you to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part in the tour and for sending a copy of this book to read

Normally my go-to reading is non-fiction as for me it can entertain and educate at the same time, but it is nice to stretch the mind and indulge in something else every now and again so I do occasionally read poetry. In the past, I have read Kathleen Jamie and Carol Ann Duffy, and Edward Ragg was generous enough to send me his two published works that I am intending to read later this year.

However, back to this small volume. Lady Grey sets out to explore just how the otherworldly relates to the every day, with short and sometimes abstract poems about subjects that are close to her heart, so we have musings and prose on subjects as varied as love and belonging, books and freedom, magic and the intimacy of a partnership.

There were poems in here that I liked a lot, they spoke to me on many different levels and had elements that appealed deep in my psyche. The prose is sparse, as she seeks to elicit meaning from the simplicity of the words rather than the complexity of language. Some of the poems are quite raw as they have been written from the heart. Some evoke the natural world, and other venture into otherworldly realms. There were a number of other poems I found harder to fathom, but that is as much my fault as they do need to be read and read to sink in. There are some lovely verses in here and it is one to return to another time.

Poetry has a way of reaching into your very soul that fiction doesn't always seem to manage and this is a collection that has the capacity to do just that. 


  1. Thanks so much for the Blog Tour support Paul x

  2. No problem at all Anne. Thank you for sending me the book